Gruffalo's Child

Lyric Theatre
Shaftesbury Avenue, London

Opens: 22 November 2017
Closes: 7 January 2018

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Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus

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Show times
Wed 22 Nov at 11.00am
Thu 23 Nov at 11.00am
Fri 24 Nov at 11.00am
Sat 25 Nov at 10.00am and 12midday
Sun 26 Nov at 10.00am and 12midday

Mon 27 Nov no shows
Tue 28 Now no shows
Wed 29 Nov at 11.00am
Thu 30 Nov at 11.00am
Fri 1 Dec at 11.00am
Sat 2 Dec at 10.00am and 12midday
Sun 3 Dec at 10.00am and 12midday

Mon 4 Dec no shows
Tue 5 Dec at 11.00am
Wed 6 Dec at 11.00am
Thu 7 Dec at 11.00am
Fri 8 Dec at 11.00am
Sat 9 Dec at 10.00am and 12midday
Sun 10 Dec at 10.00am and 12midday

Mon 11 Dec no shows
Tue 12 Dec at 11.00am
Wed 13 Dec at 11.00am
Thu 14 Dec at 11.00am
Fri 15 Dec at 11.00am
Sat 16 Dec at 10.00am and 12midday
Sun 17 Dec at 10.00am and 12midday

Mon 18 Dec no shows
Tue 19 Dec no shows
Wed 20 Dec no shows
Thu 21 Dec no shows
Fri 22 Dec no shows
Sat 23 Dec no shows
Sun 24 Dec no shows

Mon 25 Dec no shows
Tue 26 Dec no shows
Wed 27 Dec no shows
Thu 28 Dec no shows
Fri 29 Dec no shows
Sat 30 Dec no shows
Sun 31 Dec no shows

Mon 1 Jan no shows
Tue 2 Jan no shows
Wed 3 Jan no shows
Thu 4 Jan at 11.00am
Fri 5 Jan at 11.00amand 2.00pm
Sat 6 Jan at 10.00am and 12midday
Sun 7 Jan at 10.00am and 12midday

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The Gruffalo's Child

The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood...

But one wild and windy night The Gruffalo's Child ignores her father's warnings about the Big Bad Mouse and tiptoes out into the snow. En route she meets the same fox, owl and snake that her father met some years before. Each points her in a different direction, so by the time the little Gruffalo gets to the heart of the wood, she is beginning to have serious doubts about the scary mouse that her dad has told her about. Just about to give up and go home, she sees a little mouse and decides to stop for a mousey snack. But Mouse is not in the mood to be eaten and comes up with an ingenious plan to scare the little Gruffalo away. Standing on a twig as the moon shines, Mouse casts a big bad mousey shadow on the ground - and this is enough to send the Gruffalo's Child running home...

This production combines Tall Stories' unique physical storytelling style with new songs, humour and a touch of magic. In addition, puppetry is used to help create the sense of the size of the Gruffalo next to his child as well as to illustrate the scary mouse that the Gruffalo's Child thinks she has seen... For the majority of the show, a narrator (who later becomes Mouse) leads us through the tale. Most suitable for those aged 3 and up, and their adults!

The Gruffalo's Child in London is presented by Tall Stories and is the sequel to their hugely successful original show The Gruffalo which has played a number of very successful seasons in London's West End. The Gruffalo's Child is an adaptation of the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Directed by Olivia Jacobs with designs by Isla Shaw, lighting by James Whiteside and music by Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw. This production returns to London's West End having previously been seen at the Arts Theatre (28 November 2007 to 6 January 2008) and the Haymarket Theatre (19 to 21 April 2011).

The Gruffalo's Child in London at the Lyric Theatre opens on 22 November 2017 and closes on 7 January 2018